How to upgrade PS4 games for PS5

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How to upgrade PS4 games for PS5

Sony on Friday published an FAQ spelling out how PlayStation 5 owners may upgrade PS4 games for the new consoles, whether they own them on a disc or as a download. Importantly, there’s no way to upgrade a game owned on disc if the user buys the disc-less, digital edition of the PS5.

The FAQ includes instructions for upgrading PS4 games to a PS5 console that has a disc drive, and for upgrading PS4 digital games to either version of the PlayStation 5. Sony notes that these upgrades may be free, may cost money, and/or may be available for a limited time. (Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PS4, for example, has no cross-buy or upgrade option to PS5.)

No Man’s Sky’s Origins update has created trippy, bugged out worlds

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No Man’s Sky’s Origins update has created trippy, bugged out worlds

No Man’s Sky’s Origins update was meant to change planets up, but Hello Games might have taken things a little too far. Players have been reporting wild bugs, like the manifestation of a double planet that a player could — and did — jump between.

Ramrod312 posted a bananas video on Reddit where he traverses one of these bubble planets; they have spawned so close to one another that they can be traversed between on foot. Of course, there are still atmospheres and such, so the journey bends physics. It’s wild to witness. The video has since received nearly 10,000 upvotes on Reddit.

Ghost of Tsushima’s next patch lets you pet (and recruit) dogs

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Ghost of Tsushima’s next patch lets you pet (and recruit) dogs

Sucker Punch Productions is preparing a very exciting patch for Ghost of Tsushima. In version 1.1, the player will be able to equip a Charm of Canine Recruitment that allows you to pet dogs and then recruit them to your side as allies.

Starting on October 16 with #GhostOfTsushima version 1.1, you can equip the Charm of Canine Recruitment in New Game+ to pet dogs and turn them into allies... pic.twitter.com/RLFSut8aqN

Exclusive: Archie Comics to partner with Webtoon for new online comics

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Exclusive: Archie Comics to partner with Webtoon for new online comics

Ahead of the company’s panel today at New York Comic-Con, Archie Comics has confirmed exclusively to Polygon that original Archie content will soon be debuting on the webcomics portal Webtoon.

Though Webtoon launched globally only six years ago, its reach and influence over the webcomics market has grown exponentially in that time. The platform boasted over 100 billion annual pageviews last year, and original anime and comics based on Webtoon’s most popular properties have been licensed to Crunchyroll and Legendary Comics. But this new partnership will mark the first time an American comics publisher has joined the legion of independent writers and artists in publishing original content to the site.

For Honor confirms next-gen compatibility, inventory transfer

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For Honor confirms next-gen compatibility, inventory transfer

For Honor will be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S when those consoles launch, Ubisoft Montreal confirmed on Thursday. Players of the game on PS4 and Xbox One will find all of the progression and inventory they’ve accumulated waiting for them on the new hardware, too.

The improvements will come from a patch to the existing game. Thursday’s announcement said they are “carried over from the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro” versions of For Honor. The game will be playable at 60 frames per second (on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5) when its Year 4 Season 4 begins in early December.

Outnumbered in Eve Online: surviving the biggest battle in MMO history

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Outnumbered in Eve Online: surviving the biggest battle in MMO history

A massive war began in Eve Online in early July, pitting some of the game’s most powerful groups against one another. So far it’s been a slow burn, with multiple medium-sized engagements all over the spacefaring game’s southwestern sectors. On Sunday, the stakes rose considerably when a total of 8,825 players showed up for the single largest battle in the massively multiplayer game’s nearly 18-year history. When the smoke cleared, the faction known as Goonswarm was triumphant. But players tell Polygon that the war is far from over.

World War Bee 2 is an all-out assault against Goonswarm, a powerful player-led faction that has been a major part of the game’s culture for at least a decade. Leading that faction is one of Eve’s most notorious personalities — Alex “The Mittani” Gianturco. On the other side of the battle lines is a massive coalition, referred to as PAPI, led by a player known only as Vily. Speaking with Polygon last month, Vily said his goal is nothing less than the “extermination” of Gianturco’s forces, and the dissolution of his beloved Goonswarm.

The next Overwatch novel stars a young McCree and Ashe

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The next Overwatch novel stars a young McCree and Ashe

An Amazon France listing for a second Overwatch novel went live, and caught the attention of fans. The first novel in the Overwatch universe, The Hero of Numbani, starred Edi Oladele and the tank hero Orisa, and was released in 2020. This second novel in the Overwatch world stars Ashe and McCree in their younger years, when they founded the notorious Deadlock gang. A representative of Blizzard Entertainment confirmed to Polygon that the listing was accurate, and the book will be published by Scholastic and release in 2021.

A synopsis of the book was listed, which sets up the main conflict of the book.

Among Us with randoms is rough

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Among Us with randoms is rough

Among Us has taken over Twitch and social media, with everyone firing memes back and forth over who’s sus, who isn’t talking during the emergency meeting, and silly moments or funny accusations. But getting into it isn’t nearly as easy as one might think. While streamers are popular enough to rustle up a whole lobby, regular users sometimes struggle to fill up the eight to 10 necessary spots. This, in turn, means some folks are going solo — and that’s where the issues start to pop up.

Going it alone in Among Us sucks, frankly. The subterfuge game is flooded with poor sports and people leaving games. If you’re playing solo — or even with a regular group of four or five people — then the obvious choice is to join a public lobby. These lobbies fill up fast, and it’s not a total crapshoot. I’ve had some perfectly lovely games with random players! But there’s no way to add them to a friends list; after someone has to leave, they disappear into the ether, never to be seen again.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone patch nerfs guns to fix a wall hack

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone patch nerfs guns to fix a wall hack

After the discovery of a nasty bug, Infinity Ward has nerfed the AS VAL gun in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone in its latest patch for the games. The update also makes adjustments to the SP-R 208 and the SKS.

Infinity Ward released a new patch for both Warzone and Modern Warfare on Thursday with a small but significant group of changes. The most important one is to the AS VAL and its SSP 10-R mags, which could previously penetrate multiple walls without any damage penalty — effectively turning the AS VAL into a rail gun. This interaction was a “bug,” according to the patch notes, and the gun should now work as intended.

Valorant Act 3 brings a new Agent and a new map

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Valorant Act 3 brings a new Agent and a new map

Riot Games is making some big changes to competitive shooter Valorant as it enters Act 3. This new act will come with a battle pass full of cosmetics on Oct. 13, as well as a new map and a new Agent later this month.

The new map, Icebox, was pushed forward in production as a result of fan feedback for more locations, said Riot. Icebox is a wintry map with ziplines, two bomb sites, and plenty of places for firefights. It’s more vertical than other maps, which can lead to ambushes from above or chasing an enemy down to lower levels. Icebox launches on Oct. 13, along with the battle pass and new skins.